Pilgrims – by John Doan
What time can do to a man? Joseph Brodsky’s obsession becomes flesh in John Doan’s body. Based on the...
What time can do to a man? Joseph Brodsky's obsession becomes a short film
(Reload Reality Films)
Germany / Ukraine / 6minutes
A Morning Stroll – by Grant Orchard
One day, during a morning walk, a man meets a chicken. The chicken turns the corner, it mounts the stairs of a flat,...
A New Yorker and a chicken: an exercise in style by Grant Orchard
UK / 7minutes
Cinematics – by Pier Paolo
A boring evening? Let’s challenge your friends to recognize all the films quoted in Cinematics. The experimental short film directed by...
A funny visual timeline of classic films and characters
Brazil / 1minutes
Leonard in Slow Motion
The world is increasingly faster for everyone, but what happens when you live in slow-motion? A bathroom break might take...
Leonard moves in slow motion, but lives in a normally-paced world.
(Lawrence Lewis, Barbara Livolsi)
USA / 9minutes
Memory by Design
This refined exercise in style will help us reflect on our obsession of recording and capturing moments of our...
An innovative exercise in style about the preservation of memories.
(The incomplete recordings )
USA / 5minutes
Prey – by Aćim Vasic
The twist, the sudden and surprising turn, is quite often what makes a short film memorable. It is the...
The perfect night of a predator turns out as a veritable nightmare
France / 8minutes
Come Swim – by Kristen Stewart
There are a few things that I can’t stand. I’m not talking exclusively about wars, economy, politics and so...
The fallacies of nowadays, namely the short film written and directed by Kristen Stewart, best known for playing Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga
(Refinery29, Scott Free Productions, Starlight Studios)
USA / 18minutes
“The sunken homeland; visiting a strange place, and the certainty that we are not alone. ECHO is about how...
People, animals and buildings create a visual echo in this surreal and atmospheric animation.
Germany / 5minutes
The Surreal Animations of Jan Švankmajer
When The Guardian asked Terry Gilliam to pick his ten favorite animated films, the director included Dimensions of Dialogue,...
As the Milano Film Festival hosts a retrospective on Jan Švankmajer, we take a look at the career of the great Czech director and animator.
Lonely and mysterious, Ruby is very different from other girls her age: we don’t know much about her, besides...
A solitary young girl is forced to come out of hiding to face the town bullies, but the thing she fears the most is herself.
(Bridle Path Films )
Australia / 13minutes
Oscars 2018: 10 Documentary Shorts Finalists
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled the 10 finalists for the Documentary Shorts Oscar. The...
Like the nominees in the feature-length Best Documentary category, these 10 films feature an array of powerful subjects
Afronauts – Zambia’s Space Program
It’s the 60s: the world is divided by the Cold War, and the USA are in the midst of...
A short presented at the Berlinale and a photographic book narrate the incredible space-adventure of an african dreamer in the 60s
The Last Ice Merchant (El Último Hielero)
Mount Chimborazo is Ecuador’s highest peak. as well as the point on the Earth that’s closest to the sun....
The life of Ecuador's last ice merchant tells a story of change and traditions.
(Jeremy Yaches, Rodrigo Donoso.)
Ecuador / 14minutes
Simon Christen shot for two years various photos of a misty San Francisco at dusk, to compose this highly...
USA / 5minutes
“My Self”: the intimate diary of Jennifer Medina
Jennifer Medina is a Venezuelan photographer and video maker, based in New York City. Her works sweetly look at...
The selfie generation seen by the young Venezuelan artist's eyes.
USA / 1minutes
Bim Bam Boom, Las Luchas Morenas!
Rossy, Esther, and Cynthia Moreno are three sisters, better known as Las Luchas Morenas. They did Lucha Libre, the...
Bim Bam Boom, meet Las Luchas Morenas! Rossy, Esther and Cynthia are three sisters and professional luchadoras: their life through family, ring and… pig heads!
USA, Denmark, Mexico, France, Lebanon / 13minutes
Malatesta Short Film Festival Unveils Its First Edition Line-Up
Three days of screenings, premieres and Q&As with directors dedicated to short films: the first edition of Malatesta Short...
Find out these 10 shorts you can watch online from the MalatestaShort official selection
Short Film Day: beautiful shorts in the shortest day of the year.
On December 21, the shortest day of the year, 22 Italian cities and 17 internationals celebrated the short film...
Thanks to the Italian Short Film Centre the national short film scene stands out at the Short Film Day with a wide and quality selection.
Sometimes, the most radical innovations are inspired by the past. This is the case of Michael Lagan and Terah...
A dancer's movements bring a chorus of women and unexpected choreographies to life.
USA / 13minutes
La Huida – The Runaway
Helvetica , pastel colors , a voice-over that directly addresses the viewers, eccentric characters and catchy music … at...
The colorful deconstruction of a moment in the life of a group of bizarre characters.
(Escandalo Films )
Spain / 11minutes
The Sand Storm
There are many interesting facts about The Sand Storm. First of all, the protagonist is Ai Weiwei, one of...
A sci-fi dystopian tale set in Beijing during a water shortage. Starring Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, the short led to some controversies during its development.
China / USA / 10minutes
FOCUS ON: Tamar Rudoy
Daughter of the Bride premiered at Cannes 2016 Directors’ Fortnight. Written by Timna Rose Perez and directed by Tamar Rudoy, the short...
Interview with the Israeli director of Daughter of the Bride, premiered at Cannes 2016 Directors' Fortnight
Manuel is a middle-aged man who’s profoundly unhappy with his life. He’s been working for 25 years in the...
A man is very unhappy with his life, but when he will be diagnosed with a rare syndrome, everything will change.
Spain / 9minutes
1500 Words – by Andrew Chaplin
You have 1,500 words left to live. How would you react to that sentence? Hard to imagine how few are 1,500 words,...
What would you do if you went to the doctors and discovered that you only had 1500 words left to live?
(Hungry Bear Media)
UK / 9minutes
São Paulo do Brasil, night time. It’s 3:33 am and the time stops. We are in a deserted area...
Every night, time stops for a moment in Sao Paolo, and ghosts and mosters of all kinds dance and play music on the city's deserted streets.
Brazil / 10minutes
Ormie – by Rob Silvestri
Ormie is a pig (in every sense of the word) and he has one goal: eat. Food is his...
Ormie is a pig, in every sense of the word: see his attempts to gain the warm sweet taste that is his obsession
(Starz Animation Toronto)
Canada / 4minutes
You won’t regret that tattoo
A tattoo is for life… so what if you regret it? This one of the most frequently asked questions...
There's a lot of talk about tattoos, but this is the first time we see people from an older generation who are proud to sport the ink they wear.
Canada / 13minutes
Joseph Pierce is one of the most interesting animators around. The Pub is the third installment, along Stand Up and...
The inner nature of a pub's daily clientele comes to life in this rotoscoping animation short.
UK / 8minutes
Ennesimo Film Festival 2018, the Italian short film carnival
Welcome to Tile Valley: Ennesimo Film Festival 2018 is an illuminating example of cultural project management. From 4th to...
Welcome to Tile Valley: we went to the Ennesimo Film Festival in Fiorano Modenese and no, this is not "just another" festival report